A Defense Pact Will Not Upgrade U.S.-Saudi Security Relations

Political resets between adversaries or friends who have drifted apart require political will and viable strategies on both sides. After years of strain , both U.S. and Saudi leaders have now stated that they want stronger relations. Washington and Riyadh also seem to have identified a path forward: If Saudi Arabia normalizes its ties with Israel, the United States would upgrade its military relations with the kingdom and consider Riyadh’s request for a formal U.S.-Saudi defense pact and support for a Saudi civilian nuclear program. The Biden administration reportedly will push for this deal, or parts of it, in […]

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